Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2017

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Berman, Jody, “Laughing ‘Til It Hurts: Race, Humor and Subversion in African American Art” (University of Florida, R. Poynor and P. Ortiz)

Cerejido, Elizabeth, “Deconstructing Binaries: Cuban-American Art Beyond Nation and Exile” (M. Stanfield-Mazzi, K. Cabañas)

Chakravorty, Swagato, “Displaced Cinema: Moving Images and the Politics of Location in Contemporary Art” (Yale University, C. Buckley, F. Casetti)

Hooper, Rachel, “American Art Histories: Framing Race in Exhibitions, 1842-1876” (Rice University, L. Costello)

Johnson, Lauren A., “'True Americanism': Images of Race and Citizenship in Ansel Adams's Photobooks, 1940–1960” (UIUC, T. Weissman)

Kaplan, Lauren, “Crossing the Atlantic: Italians in Argentina, 1880-1930” (Graduate Center, CUNY, E. Braun)

Lapin Dardashti, Abigail, “Politics, Religion, and Modernity in Transregional Afro-Brazilian Art, 1962-1988” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Lathrop, Perrin, “A Sublime Art: Akinola Lasekan and Colonial Modernism in Nigeria” (Princeton, C. Okeke-Agulu)

Lu, Qi, “The Temporality of a City: Qingzhou in the Liao Empire (907-1125 CE)” (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wei-Cheng Lin and E. Douglas)

Pushaw, Bart, “The Global Invention of 'Art': Race and Visual Sovereignty in the Colonial Baltic World, 1870-1920” (University of Maryland, S. Mansbach)

Seltzer, Kylynn, “Housing Identities: Racial Anxieties in Paris, 1870-1892” (University of Pittsburgh, C. Armstrong)

Shea, Laura Elizabeth. “Photographs from the Road: Inge Morath, Sophie Calle, Sally Mann and Feminist Road Trip Vision” (UIUC, T. Weissman)

Tang, Jenny, “Geographies of Confinement in Twentieth-Century American Art” (Yale University, K. Mercer)

Winn, Laura, “The Art of Mimicry: Henry Ossawa Tanner and Hilda Rix Nicholas’s Subversive Orientalism” (University of Florida, M. Hyde)

Wolf, Olivia, “Migrating Constructions: Nationalist Debates and Mahjar Monuments in Modern Argentina, 1910-1955” (Rice University, S. Hamadeh)

Yasumura, Grace, “Invisible Men, Invisible Women: Labor, Race, and the (re)Construction of American Citizenship in New Deal Post Office Murals” (University of Maryland, S. Mansbach)